The Arabic-language al-Baladi news website affiliated to the militants reported on Thursday that the Turkish forces want to set up 4 new supervision points near the town of Saraqib, the town of Ariha on Aleppo-Lattakia road in Southern Idlib, the town of Mahmabal and the town of Jisr al-Shaqour in Western Idlib.
It also quoted a field source as saying on Wednesday that a high-ranking Turkish military delegation along with a number of terrorist commanders entered Idlib province through Kafar Lousin passageway, visiting several positions in the South, East and West.
Sources affiliated to the terrorists also confirmed that Turkey intends to strengthen its deployment in Idlib province to prevent the US army advance in the region.
The Syrian army started a new phase of military operations in Southeastern Idlib, regaining control over several strategic regions and approaching the town of al-Tamane’ah.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Damascus army backed by the Syrian and Russian air forces foiled a massive attack by the terrorist groups from several directions on the government forces’ military positions in Southeastern Idlib, killing tens of terrorists.
The Syrian Army troops engaged in fierce clashes with a large number of terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front), Ajnad al-Qafqaz and Harasuddin who had attacked army’s military positions from Tal Marq, Sham al-Hawa, al-Jadouieh and al-Saloumieh West of the strategic town of Aboudali in the South and to the East of Idlib.
The Arabic-language al-Moraseloun news website quoted a military source as saying that the Syrian Army troops killed over 37 terrorists, including foreign militants, in the battle to push back the terrorists’ attack, and also destroyed five armored and bomb-laden vehicles.
It also noted that the Syrian and Russian air forces are currently pounding the terrorists’ military positions in al-Khovein, Um Jalal and the nearby villages in Southeastern Idlib.
The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper also quoted military experts as saying that the recent terrorist attack on the Syrian Army’s military positions in Southeastern Idlib was conducted at Ankara’s orders and with the aim of influencing the upcoming talks between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.